2009 is now gone and all I can say is good "joy go wid it too!"
This year has seen my wife in the hospital five times including four weeks in the ICU of Hopkins, the marriage of my oldest, the engagement of my oldest son, a graduation, loss of my wifes ability to drive for at least two more months the moving out of half of my kids and a level of stress I did not know could exist. It has also seen a doubling of museum programs, the founding of a new national institute at the Museum and a severe decline in finances all in the face of an overall loss of staff. I am glad 2010 is here.
I am trying to get my life back and banjos has been a great loss for me. I am glad any of you are still speaking to me, especially Greg who has suffered from my absence in additional workloads and frustration. Now is the time to plan while I am on a needed vacation.
I think that late August might be best. This is just before I start back to school and after the summer is pretty much over for the school kids. If this works for you, I will contact the MAryland Council for the Humanities and solicit their support. Main question is location. Do we want the Pry or do we want a college with break-out rooms and air condidtioning ?
LEt's start there and then work the details.